Senior Principal Financial/Cost Control Analyst - TS CLEARANCE

Start your future with a new mission! Northrop Grumman Mission Systems sector is seeking a Senior Principal Finance/Program Cost Control Analyst to support Business Management organization. This position may be located in one of the following MD area sites: Linthicum, Annapolis, Annapolis Junction, Sykesville.

Roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Perform analyses and prepare reports in order to ensure that contracts are within negotiated and agreed-upon parameters and government cost control guidelines.
  • Prepare budgets and schedules for contract work and performs and/or assist in financial analyses such as funding profiles, sales outlook, and variance analysis.
  • Prepare program plans to ensure program requirements and statement of work are captured and scheduled.
  • Perform schedule risk assessments to identify and mitigate program cost and scheduling risks.
  • Perform Earned Value Management (EVM) tasks, Integrated Baseline Review (IBR), customer EVM reporting, set up cost control system, monitors and controls costs and schedules on contracts requiring validated cost schedule control system.
  • Setting up, preparing and following up with all required financial reports.
  • Effectively communicate with leadership and customers regarding financial status, metrics and deliverables.
  • Establishing a budget/EAC, analyzing capital expenditures and preparing reports for programs.
  • Perform monthly and quarterly Estimates at Complete (EACs) .
  • Prepares and updates ETC, Baselines, Task Description and Basis of Estimate (TD/BOE), and establishes Performance Measurement reporting/customer reporting requirements
  • Ensure adequate funding availability by maintaining accurate records of expenditures, directing preparation of expenditure projections, and submitting timely requests for additional funding to the government.
  • Incorporate contractual changes into control systems by staying aware of outstanding work against each contract in order to maintain realistic contract cost and schedule baselines.
  • Set up cost control system, monitors and controls costs and schedules on contracts requiring validated cost schedule control system.
  • Perform program financial analyses and provides both external and internal reporting (s) for Sector programs.
  • Interface with program and functional management to provide financial support and analysis to meet program requirements.
  • Participate in knowledge transfer and best practices sharing with Peers.
  • Create and provide the following to program management teams:
    • Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)
    • Program base-linings
    • Proposals preparation
    • Negotiation support
    • Risk and opportunities assessment

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree with 10 years' related experience - OR - a Master's degree with 8 years related experience. ( An additional 4 years of related experience may be accepted in lieu of degree.)
  • Prior related experience with balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow.
  • Strong PC Skills required, specifically high level Excel skills (including: the ability to insert pivot tables, Vlookup, and conditional formatting, etc.)
  • Prior financial reporting and analysis experience
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with a variety of internal customers (i.e. Contracts, Program Management, Operations, Global Supply Chain, etc.) on a regular basis to obtain and share information.
  • The willingness and ability to travel domestically 10% of the time.
  • Current, active US TS level security clearance is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Business Administration, Economics, Accounting or related business discipline Financial analysis experience within the Defense Industry
  • Program cost control experience
  • Earned Value Management System (EVMS) experience
  • Earned Value Management Customer Reporting experience
  • Experience with GAAP, as well as Government Financial accounting practices
  • Experience with Microsoft Project & PowerPoint
  • Experience preparing and presenting complex financial analysis to executive level management
  • Experience with program planning/scheduling
  • Experience in DoD setting with understanding of government Cost Accounting Standards, FAR, & DFARs
  • Experience with MPM, winSight, Cobra

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